Tag Archives: Carina

Eta Carinae Nebula

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many papers published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula. John Herschel also describes “The star η Argus, with the Great nebula about it.” with many of his subsequent published papers supporting this.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L USM II CPS
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 600Da
Mounts: Vixen GPD2
Guiding telescopes or lenses: TS Optics 60mm Helical Sucher
Guiding cameras: M-Gen Guiding Kamera
Software: Fitswork4, Adobe Photoshop CS 6, Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.3 Beta 51 DSS DeepSkyStacker
Accessories: Lacerta MGEN2
Dates: July 26, 2014
Locations: Namibia
Frames: 27×300″ ISO800
Integration: 2.2 hours
Darks: ~3

Author: Stefan Westphal
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 23 Aug 2014

Great Nebula in Carina

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many papers published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 152mm f/7.5 Starfire EDF

Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine Proline 16803
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60C
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 4.0″ Field Flattener
Software: PixInsight 1.8, FocusMax, Maxim DL Pro 5, Software Bisque TheSky6 Professional, Photoshop CS Photo Shop CS5, CCD Autopilot 5
Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB Ha 5nm
Accessories: Sirius Dome
Dates: Jan. 27, 2014
Locations:Sydney Australia
Frames: 38×600″
Integration: 6.3 hours

Author: David Nguyen
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 13 Aug 2014

The Carina Nebula

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many papers published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula. John Herschel also describes “The star η Argus, with the Great nebula about it.” with many of his subsequent published papers supporting this.

Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T-CF
Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius SX-694 mono
Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm mini guidescope
Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot autoguider (SSAG)
Software: PixInsinght 1.8 RC7
Filters: Baader SII, Baader Ha
Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel
Dates: May 17, 2014, May 19, 2014, May 20, 2014
Frames:
Baader Ha: 53×300″ -10C bin 1×1
Baader Ha: 1×600″ -10C bin 1×1
Baader SII: 86×300″ -10C bin 1×1
Integration: 11.8 hours
Darks: ~50
Flats: ~10
Bias: ~20

Author: Vincent_Bellandi
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 23 May 2014

NGC 3576 and NGC 3603

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NGC 3576 (on the right) is a minor nebula in the Sagittarius arm of the galaxy a few thousand light-years away from the Eta Carinae nebula. 
NGC 3603 is an open cluster of stars situated in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way around 20,000 light-years away from the Solar System.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA 102ED F7.0
Imaging cameras: Canon 550D, Atik 314L+
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 SynScan
Guiding cameras: Imaging Source DBK41AU02.AS
Dates: Feb. 7, 2014
Frames: 22×180″
Integration: 1.1 hours

Author: Rodrigo Andolfato

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 14 May 2014

Great Nebula in Carina

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many paper published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula. John Herschel also describes “The star η Argus, with the Great nebula about it.” with many of his subsequent published papers supporting this.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 80ED Refractor
Imaging cameras: Canon DSLR T3 Rebel
Mounts: Orion USA Sirius Eq-G
Focal reducers: Orion USA Field Flattener for Short Refractors
Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop CS6, Noiseware Reduction Commuty
Dates: March 30, 2014
Frames: 15×30″
Integration: 0.1 hours

Author: Juan González Alicea

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
1 Abril 2014

NGC 3199 in the constellation of Carina

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 NGC 3199 lies about 12,000 light-years away, a glowing cosmic cloud in the southern constellation of Carina. The nebula is about 75 light-years in diameter.  Near the center of the ring is a Wolf-Rayet star, a massive, hot, short-lived star that generates an intense stellar wind. In fact, Wolf-Rayet stars are known to create nebulae with interesting shapes as their powerful winds sweep up surrounding interstellar material.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 152mm f/7.5 Starfire EDF
Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine Proline 16803
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60C
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 4.0″ Field Flattener
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Software Bisque TheSky6 Professional, FocusMax, Cyanogen Maxim DL Pro 5, Photoshop CS Photo Shop CS5, CCD Autopilot 5
Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB Ha 5nm
Accessories: Sirius Dome
Dates: Feb. 1, 2014
Locations: Sydney Australia
Frames: 42×600″
Integration: 7.0 hours

Author: David Nguyen

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

26 March 2014

NGC 3372: the Carina Nebula

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The Carina Nebula is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.

The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 SCT
Imaging cameras: Nikon D5000
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Goto
Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Startools 1.3, PHD guiding, photoshop, Leandro Fornaziero Pardal Astronomy controls
Dates: Feb. 17, 2014
Frames: 60×60″
Integration: 1.0 hours

Autor: Leandro Fornaziero

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

24 February 2014

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The Long Jet of the Lighthouse Nebula

A pulsar moving at supersonic speeds about 23,000 light years from Earth.
X-ray Image Credit: NASA / CXC / ISDC / L. Pavan et al.

The Lighthouse nebula was formed by the wind of a pulsar, a rapidly rotating, magnetized neutron star, as it speeds through the interstellar medium at over 1,000 kilometers per second. Some 23,000 light-years distant toward the southern constellation Carina, pulsar and wind nebula (cataloged as IGR J1104-6103) are indicated at the lower right in this remarkable image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Energetic particles generated by the pulsar are swept back into the wind’s comet-like tail trailing up and to the left, along the direction of the pulsar’s motion away from its parent supernova remnant. Both runaway pulsar and expanding remnant debris field are the aftermath of the core-collapse-explosion of a massive star, with the pulsar kicked out by the supernova explosion. Adding to the scene of exotic cosmic extremes is a long, spiraling jet extending for almost 37 light-years, but nearly at a right angle to the pulsar’s motion. The high-energy particle jet is the longest known for any object in our Milky Way galaxy.

APOD NASA 21-feb-2014

NGC 3372: The Carina Nebula

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The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae NebulaNGC 3372, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars. Some papers generally refer to this as the Carina Nebula, mostly because of differentiating the many paper published on this object, but the historical precedence as determined by southern observers like James Dunlop and John Herschel, who have both termed it the Eta Argus Nebula or Eta Carinae Nebula. John Herschel also describes “The star η Argus, with the Great nebula about it.” with many of his subsequent published papers supporting this.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS60C
Imaging cameras: SBIG 8300M
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro GoTo HEQ5 Pro GoTo
Guiding telescopes or lenses: APO TS 80mm/480mm
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: PixInsight 1.8 RC7
Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm
Dates: Jan. 10, 2014
Frames: Astrodon Ha 5nm: 5×600″ bin 1×1
Integration: 0.8 hours
Darks: ~5

Autor:  Roberto Colombari

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

14 January 2014

We select the best works of amateur astrophotographers with details of equipment, shooting processing etc.